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    Whipped cream and the Thunderstick Pro

    This might be a stupid question. I've seen the infomercial for the little hand mixer Thunderstick Pro, they have an aerator attachment where they whip up a little sugar and skim milk into whipped cream. Also, they do something similar with water and a spoonful of instant coffee. Is this total BS? If it's not; has anyone been successful in whipping up soy milk into a vegan whipped cream? Does anyone own one of these things, and is it an otherwise useful appliance?

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    Back on the Wagon Lacykitten's Avatar
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    That sounds really awesome!!
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    hehe, i wondered the same thing when i saw that infomercial! i didn't get one though. don't those things always have a money back guarantee? maybe you could buy one and if it didn't work, you could send it back. they'd sure get a lot of sales from vegans if it works!

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    ok, so i just went and looked up some reviews and here's what one guy said:

    "Whipping Milk with the Thunderstick: Another selling point in the infomercial was the ability to whip milk into a rich creamy dessert._ To my mild surprise, the Thunderstick performs as advertised._ Filling a small glass 1/4 full of SKIM milk and a spoonful of sugar I snapped on the aerating blade._ After a few seconds of up and down blending to incorporate air into the milk, the glass was fill to the brim with a thick creamy dessert._ In texture it resembled the foamy topping of cappuccino ."

    notice the sentence i bolded? since when has the foamy topping of cappuccino been anything like whipped cream? it's much thinner, has little substance, and dissipates after a while of sitting around. i'm positive that soy milk will whip up like that (since you can make a soy latte), but if that's all the machine does, then it's not going to turn soy milk into whipped cream. my hopes are dashed again.

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    I think the difference is that for whipped cream you use heavy cream (ie, very high in fat) and for the top-of-cappucino stuff you use skim milk (ie, almost no fat). Lookin' at Ye Olde Choco Silk Container, I see 5% total fat, which is roughly comparable to whole milk. Hmmm..... Now I am super curious!!! I don't have one of those hand-mixer thingies, but I've got a regular electric mixer and a blender. Perhaps an experiment is called for? What's the worst that can happen?

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    I believe coconut milk can make a whipped topping, although I've never tried it. Anyone had any luck?
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    I have a stick blender, though it is not the Thunder Stick, I just tried to whip vanilla Silk but nothing happened. I wonder if Silk coffee creamer would whip?
    Whip cream and merangue (sp?) two things that definitely need a vegan version.

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    Originally posted by karabear
    "...In texture it resembled the foamy topping of cappuccino."
    give me an empty tub of EB, half a cup of soymilk, and a good tune or two (john scofield would do) and i can create THAT for ya

    why not try the two recipes in How It All Vegan, or this one?
    http://www.vegweb.com/food/sweets/3862.shtml

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    I saw that infomercial and thought the same as all you.

    I tried some tofu whipped cream once and it tasted like utter crap.

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